Opportunities for mitigation

Promotion of a code of conduct for collection (including replacement of boulders and large algae to their original positions) will, if adhered to, reduce habitat damage and improve accessibility of crab stocks during future visits. Collection of winkles and other species may be regulated by bag limits and minimum sizes (although these regulations have not always had a successful track record in practice and require a lot of education and policing to be effective). Zonation to exclude collection from areas that are of archaeological importance, scientific importance, or used for research and monitoring may be necessary in some cases.

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